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Domain Program Manager

Bengaluru, India Job ID: 116418 Additional locations: None

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Domain Program Manager for IDC

There is a large Software Integration & Test team is working out of Bangalore catering to global programs. There is a need to create a position for Domain Program Manager (DPM) to cater Android and Linux program deliveries. The DPM in IDC would own and drive management and tracking aspects of the existing teams.

This document describes

  1. Roles and responsibilities of DPM
  2. Job description that can be used for hiring

Roles and responsibilities of Domain Program Manager

Note: Each R&R has been categorized as either being under “Support” mode or “Ownership” mode. The R&Rs under support mode would mean the ownership of those would reside with others, typically the Domain Leads / Manager.

The modes support and ownership are with reference to the context of IDC. Globally, these are co-owned by the other Leads, managers at different locations.

1 Engineering delivery management

    1. RFI/RFQ Process (Support, Medium Priority)
      1. Understand requirement scope
      2. Assist in effort and cost estimation
      3. Assist in drafting responses to RFI/RFQ

    1. Planning (Support, High Priority)
      1. Scope planning, schedule development, resource planning and cost control
      2. Work with customer and customer program management teams for requirement clarification
      3. Risk management
      4. Assist in staffing and resourcing
      5. Assist in SOWs, PO/PR preparation
      6. Stakeholder management

    1. Execution (Ownership, Very High Priority)
      1. Planning, tracking and delivery closure
      2. Resource planning, tracking and reporting
      3. Resolution of blockers and dependencies from other domains, internal suppliers (e.g., US, China and EU teams) and external suppliers (e.g., third party vendors)

    1. Monitoring and Control (Ownership, Very High Priority)
      1. Continuous monitoring of engineering activities and key process performance areas of Android and Linux delivery areas
      2. Risk monitoring, control and escalation
      3. Defect drive down – glide path planning and continuous tracking. Assist in ensuring course correction when required in order to meet committed deadlines.

    1. Status Reporting (Ownership, Very High Priority)
      1. Ensure correct and timely status reporting to all stake holders involved
      2. Standardization of status report formats
      3. Automation of metric collection and reporting

  1. Process Implementation

    1. Tools usage: Monitor and ensure the correctness, timeliness and consistency in usage of all engineering tools (Ownership, High Priority)

    1. Quality audits and certification (Support, Medium Priority)
      1. Assist in ensuring compliance for any audits and certifications that the organization/division would undergo from time to time

  1. Supplier Management

    1. Interface between Bangalore and suppliers including -VH/Novi (Ownership, Very High Priority)
      1. SPOC from IDC for interaction with suppliers
      2. Understand customer program needs, monitor dependencies on suppliers
      3. Continuous interaction with suppliers for prioritization and follow up for closure
      4. Ownership for ensuring smooth and effective working relationship with suppliers

Job Description: Domain Program Manager

Location : Bangalore

Supervisory Responsibilities: May direct the work of other engineers

Job Responsibilities:

Domain Program Manager will have responsibility to help drive alignment between System Integration BU and software development; supported through frequent interactions with regional and remote teams. A DPM in this position focuses his or her time assigning and monitoring tasks of the B&I and Pre-int teams. Assistance provided to the domain (B&I and Pre-int) leads and managers, tracking and reporting on all tasks. DPM shall also be part of daily global calls in order to assist in ensuring efficient workflow and co-ordination between global teams. The person who will be most successful in this position has a good understanding of embedded software development, very good working relationship with all the team members and excellent communication skills with global teams.

  • Manage, track and report on the progress of all work being performed by the IDC team.
  • Gather required hardware to support IDC tasks.
  • Manage and ensure adherence to standard processes and quality gates
  • Participates/Leads internal and customer driven reviews throughout program.
  • Manages technical resources, including planning, estimating,
  • Works with the customer and/or customer program management team in order to further define/clarify requirements and to resolve issues.
  • Runs daily tracking meetings.
  • May direct the work of 20+ engineers.
  • Software Quality champion who is willing to drive higher software quality across the organization.
  • Lead effort to achieve desired CMMI level.
  • Working knowledge of Test management processes and experience with implementation across a global development organization.
  • Working knowledge of embedded operating systems.
  • Coordinates DevOps activities with domain leads.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering, Computer Science or an equivalent discipline.
  • 7 to 10 years of overall embedded software Testing and project management experience.
  • Domain/Technical knowledge in Automotive Infotainment domains and related areas
  • Proven project management experience with large scale programs.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of QNX, Embedded Linux, and/or Android testing projetcs.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects.
  • Results-Driven:
    • Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.
    • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies actionable plans
    • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.
    • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
  • Change Orientation: Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.
    • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business
  • Customer Focus: Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.
    • Understanding and working in past organizations that have centralized and decentralized structures as business requirements change
  • Self-Awareness: Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.
    • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
    • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN! (

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